SERIES: You Heard
SPEAKER: Pastor Tim
THE LAUNCHING POINT:
God reminds us throughout the Bible to love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. But what follows is just as important… Love people. Pastor Tim unpacked one of the most simple yet one of the most powerful commands in the Bible, Love one another, and now it's our move to step into obedience.
MAKING THE CONNECTION:
2 John 1:5-6 NLT says, “I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.”
1. John reminds us that this is not a new command. What are some things that pull your attention away from following this command?
2. Sometimes we can get caught up in the “doing” for God and lose our focus on taking time to love Him. Why do you think that happens? What can you do to make sure your relationship with God is what comes first?
3. Where do you think you can do better at loving the people around you? Who and how?
TAKING THE NEXT STEP:
We love because we are loved by God. Our command is to “Love one another”.
- What step can you take towards following this commandment better? What needs to change? How can you group help you take that next step?
PRAYER REQUESTS, AND PRAYER:
Ask attendees to share any prayer requests they have. Record any notes or prayer requests to pray for them during the week.